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Chuck Tribolet posted 04-27-2006 07:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chuck Tribolet   Send Email to Chuck Tribolet  
I did something dumb -- Sunday a week ago diving was blown
out so I was worked on the boat. This past weekend we were
blown out on Saturday, but dove Sunday. Sunday morning I
noticed that the ignition had been on for a week. No problem
for the battery because it was on a smart trickle charger, but
the hour meter was now reading about 165 hours high. I'd
prefer not to drop $60+ on a new one. There's no obvious
way to back it up. Hooking up the leads backwards results
in no change in the meter.

Anybody got a magic way to back it up? Or to set it to zero?


Chuck


Dick posted 04-27-2006 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
There is no way to back one up, you may be able to hook it up and run it all the way around.
jimh posted 04-27-2006 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Or disconnect it for a couple of months. Not very accurate, unless you use another meter to track the time elapsed/
Chuck Tribolet posted 04-27-2006 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Not a couple of months. 165 hours is a bit over a year and
a half usage.

Wrapping it will take 10000/(24*7) = 59.5 weeks.


Oh well. Anybody need a meter that reads about 950 hours? ;-)


Chuck

PeteB88 posted 04-29-2006 01:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Perhaps you can log the mistake in your records.
Plotman posted 05-01-2006 08:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
If havuing an accurate total time on the meter to go with the motor is important to you, I'd buy a new one, swap it out for the one until you get to 165 hours of use, and then put the old one back in...

And wouldn't "I have to use the boat a lot to get the hour meeter synched up" be a great excuse to use the boat?

David

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-01-2006 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I've got the new hour meter running off a 12 power supply.
Around memorial day, it will be correct and get swapped in.


Chuck

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